Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Are you looking for a way to move forward in your professional and academic life? Master's degree programme in Business Management and Entrepreneurship is closely connected with working life.

Master's Degree

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Master of Business Administration

Important Dates

Application period: 27 November – 7 December 2017
Entrance exam: 12 December 2017
Studies start in January 2018

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Master of Business Administration, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, part-time studies


Requirements for applying

  • Bachelor’s Degree awarded by a university or a university of applied sciences.

  • Minimum of 40 ECTS credits of business studies.

  • Three years of relevant working experience after the BBA or secondary education.

  • Adequate English skills.

BME student Linda tells about her studies.

Expert in Business Management and Entrepreneurship

New strategic thinking, new business concepts, excellent networking and leadership skills are in high demand in the global business environment. Business Management and Entrepreneurship (BME) develops the competences needed in strategic management and in developing business operations. The focus is on small and medium-sized enterprises, especially on their international business activities. BME also promotes international networking between working life and higher education. Advanced professional studies include e.g. strategy work, strategic marketing, business processes, innovation and change management as well as cross-cultural teamwork and leadership.

Goals of Degree Studies

  • To enhance skills in business management in the changing domestic and international operating environment, especially in the SME sector.
  • To enhance the students’ personal abilities to succeed as an innovator, reformer and developer of an SME or another working organisation.
  • To improve the students’ abilities to develop and manage business processes as an entrepreneur and to take an entrepreneurial approach.
  • To promote international networking of working life and higher education.


Information for Applicants

Master’s studies at a university of applied sciences are a natural extension to a Bachelor’s Degree. A Master’s Degree will give you the same qualifications as a university-level Master’s Degree, but it is more closely connected with working life.

Forms of Learning

BME is taught in English. Studying is strongly based on working life. RDI projects and assignments characterise the learning process. The Master’s Thesis that involves an extensive development assignment in your/a work community will be part of the studies from the begin. Cooperation with partner universities and visiting lecturers from all around the world add to the international focus of the studies.


Study Arrangements

The Degree programme is also well-suited for students coming from abroad. E-Learning is used over 90 % of the time. There are about 4-5 contact sessions per academic year. Each contact session takes 2-3 days in Rauma. Lectures between the contact days are conducted via conference calls, videoconferencing or other media.

Study Structure

  • Advanced Professional Studies, 55 ECTS
  • Analysing Business Environment, 25 ECTS
  • Competent Individuals and Learning Organisations, 10 ECTS
  • Developing Innovative Business Strategies and Operations, 20 ECTS
  • Elective Studies, 5 ECTS
  • Master’s Thesis, 30 ECTS

For Employers: Benefit from Your Employee's Master's Degree

A chance to make the most out of the know-how of your staff: Master’s studies at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences.


Master's Studies

Studies offer you, as an employer, a chance to benefit from the development assignments your employee will complete in your work community as a part of the studies. They are an excellent path for your personnel to update and expand their skills in managing demanding tasks involving research and development, leadership and planning. Studies lead to a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, which offers the same qualifications as a university-level Master’s Degree, but is more closely connected with working life.

Master’s studies are aimed for professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree, for whom they form a natural extension in academic and working life. The studies can be completed as part-time, multiform studies in two to three years alongside a normal day job. The applicants must have an applicable Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years of work experience within the specific field of study after graduation.

What It's All About

Master’s studies are firmly based on working experience and practice and connected to working life. While your staff member is participating in the degree programme, you can make good use of the experts of Satakunta University of Applied Sciences via work-related study assignments that relate to developing the activities of your company or community. The study process culminates in the Master’s Thesis that involves a more extensive development assignment in your work community.

The themes of the Master’s studies stem from working life. This means that the issues under developmental examination during the co-operative study process rise from the needs of the company. Both the student and the company have the opportunity to create peer networks and to extend them to other fields as well. As the expertise of the student grows and evolves, it gives the company a stronger competitive position and a chance to renew itself.


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Students will be employed: Studies give a new perspective to business activities

– There was talk that Jaakko had again been studying in Finland for 2 - 5 days and then came back to the office in Norway to start testing new theories in practice, he says with a twinkle in his eye.
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Competent teaching: SAMK has received several top positions in a national student survey

According to graduating Bachelor’s degree students SAMK is the best university of applied sciences in Finland in terms of teaching competence. In addition, Master’s degree students at SAMK are in general very satisfied with their studies. Even they give SAMK the top position in satisfaction among all universities of applied sciences.

Further information

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Senior Lecturer
Kati Antola
+358 44 710 3590

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